2 Feb 2010

NSW farmers hope Olga will bring rain

2:01 pm on 2 February 2010

Farmers in New South Wales hope the remnants of ex-Tropical Cyclone Olga will keep heading south, bringing rain.

The ABC reports some graziers in the far north-west of the state are battling years of drought.

While rivers in the northern Murray-Darling catchment are running again, their flow is only a moderate so far and follow-up rain is still needed.

The ABC reports it has been 10 years since the last major flood hit north-western New South Wales, but rivers are running again after recent rain in Queensland.

Bourke Mayor Andrew Lewis says farmers will be able to finish their summer crop and have a winter crop as well after years of heartache.